Office of Womens and Gender Concerns (OWGC)

Vision

We, in the Office of Women and Gender Concerns, a mission partner of the Association of Major Religious Superiors in the Philippines, women and men religious and lay disciples of Jesus advocate justice, mutuality and complementarily among equals.

  • Uphold and actualize integral feminist and eco-feminist spirituality in the Church and society.
  • Advocate gender equality and women’s concerns.
  
Inspired by the Ministry of Jesus, we:

  • Foster equality of women and men in the Church and society.
  • Reclaim the Feminist principles of gender equality, inclusivity and just mutuality.
  • Respond to the needs of marginalized and poor women.
  

Mission

Goal

Raise the consciousness of religious women and men by

  • Actively using social and gender analysis in the church and in our ministries.
  • Promptly responding to issues of gender and religious violence.
Join grassroots women in their struggles to improve their personal lives and the lives of their families and communities by increasing equal access to resources and opportunities.
  

Programs and Services

Trainings
  • Gender Sensitivity Training
  • Gender Responsive Counseling
  • Gender Orientation for Formators
  • Women Spirituality
  • Gender Study for Men
  • Women in the Bible
  • Women and Law
  • Women and Ecology
  • Transformative Leadership
  • Skills in Lobbying/Advocacy

Advocacy/Campaign/Mobilization

  • ONE BILLION RISING – February 14
  • INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY – March 8
  • 18 DAYS CAMPAIGN AGAINTS VAWC – November 25 – December 12
  • Peace Campaign - August
 
Services:

  • Referral for counseling (victims of rape, abuses, injustices, sexual harassment)
  • Livelihood for the community
  • Exposures Program